If a parish council meeting properly goes into confidential session during which discussion and consideration is to culminate with a vote on whether or not to accept a committee's recommendations on a confidential matter, can a recorded vote of names be requested and minuted for openness and transparency as to how each respective Member voted (ie, in favour or against)?
Notably LGA 1972 Schedule 12, Para 13 states at 13(2) On the requisition of any member of the council the voting on any question shall be recorded so as to show whether each member present and voting gave his vote for or against that question.
So does the fact that a vote was conducted in confidential session necessarily entail Minutes only stating whether or not the Council accepted a Committee's recommendation, and preclude the recording of a 'named' vote of the outcome among Members present? The wording in (2) does refer to "voting on any question" and seems on the face of it to apply to any vote regardless of it being held in public or confidential session. ... Or is there any legislation or rules that overrides that and prevents a recorded vote from being requested and held on a decision taken in confidential session?
And, if a recorded vote should be permissible, but a request for it (as well as individual Members' requests to at least record their own respective individual vote as being for or against) is refused and ruled to be prohibited for decisions in confidential session, then what might be the ramifications on the outcome - especially if some Members then feel compelled to leave the room in order to prevent risk of being associated with a particular, entirely unattributed outcome and therefore disenfranchised from participating in the vote in which they were barred from recording merely whether their vote was for or against?